Naomi Dellinger

Naomi B. Dellinger, 90, of Altapass Highway, Spruce Pine, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Brian Center Health & Rehab in Spruce Pine.

Born June 15, 1928, in Mitchell County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Minnie Murphy Boone. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Melvin Dellinger, who passed away in 1999. Also preceding her in death were her daughter, Sandi Duncan; her brothers, Daniel Boone and Paul Boone; and her sisters, Doris Morgan, Evelyn McKinney, Wanda Dale and Georgia Jarrett.

Naomi was a member of Freedom Baptist Church. She loved spending time with her family and especially her great-granddaughters, Tayler and Emma. She spent a considerable amount of her time working crossword puzzles. She enjoyed canning, cooking and her dogs. She was an avid Tar Heel basketball fan and was also an avid Mitchell Mountaineer fan who loved Football Friday Night and listening to live broadcasts of the games.

Left to cherish her memories are her grandsons, Brock Duncan, and wife, Renee, of Spruce Pine, and Greg Duncan, of Spruce Pine; her great-granddaughters, Tayler Duncan and Emma Duncan, both of Spruce Pine; her sisters, Rene Bell, of Marion, Kate Wilson, of Woodleaf, South Carolina, Flora Phillips, of Pittsboro, and Loretta McKinney, of Asheville.

A funeral service honoring the life of Naomi Dellinger was 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Western Carolina Church with Randy Bonner and Steve Williams officiating. A time to support the family, share memories and receive friends was 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Western Carolina Church. Interment followed in the Spruce Pine Memorial Cemetery.

Instead of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge, 236 Hospital Drive, Spruce Pine, NC  28777.

The family would like to extend special “thanks” to Hospice and Palliative Care of the Blue Ridge and the staff of Brian Center Health & Rehab for the care of Naomi. 

Words of comfort may be emailed to the family by going to, selecting Naomi Dellinger’s name and signing her guestbook. Webb Funeral Home of Spruce Pine is honored to be assisting the Dellinger family. Mrs. Dellinger’s obituary has also been posted on Facebook.

Mitchell News-Journal • Jan. 30, 2019

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Spruce Pine, NC 28777 
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